The 2018 Volt offers up to 53 pure electric miles and up to 420 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas. This gives you the peace of mind to go as far as you want. Plus, the athletic design, impressive performance and intelligent driving technology make for a superb driving experience. Combining smarts with power, Volt goes from 0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds. Give credit to its 1.5L direct injected high-efficiency engine and two electric motors. It runs on an electric charge and generates additional energy through a gas-powered generator when the battery runs out - giving you the confidence to go as far as you want. It's elegant, electric power that's unstoppable. If you go over 53 miles, Volt intuitively and seamlessly switches over to use gas as energy to extend your range, giving you the peace of mind to go hundreds of miles further. There are two electric motors that work together to optimize efficiency and conserve your electric charge. Volt has an onboard gas generator that automatically switches on when your charge is running low. The transition is so seamless and smooth, you won't feel it at all. With a simple pull of the paddle on your steering wheel, you're able to slow down without using the actual brake pedal. This helps convert energy into more electricity and then transfers it back to the battery. Volt can be recharged using the included 120-volt portable cord or the available 240-volt charging unit. The 240-volt charging unit is recommended for at-home charging convenience.